Hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi won crucial backing Monday to run for Indian prime minister, boosting his campaign to lead the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party into elections in 2014.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi addresses a press conference in Gandhinagar, on January 12, 2013. Modi has won crucial backing to run for Indian prime minister, boosting his campaign to lead the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into elections in 2014.
Modi, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from the state of Gujarat which was tarnished by religious riots on his watch in 2002, is widely seen as pushing to be his party's candidate.
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